Texans trying a new approach during offseason

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  1. TexanSam

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/ross_tucker/06/24/time.off/index.html

    Thought this was interesting. I had no idea the Texans were the only team to change their offseason schedule in part due to to keep their players from getting in trouble. At least that's what the guy seems to be suggesting. The Texans haven't said this publicly (as far as I know) but I'm sure it is one reason why we have a different offseason schedule than the rest of the league.
     
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    you know, I wondered why just about everyone else was having their minicamps and whatnot now while ours are pretty much all done.

    It'll be interesting to see if any other team changes things up next year.
     
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    Troubled players should be forced to watch The Waterboy five times a day until they get their act together :)
     
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    doesn't us finishing our minicamps early mean more down time not less? also, alot of teams had mini camp schedules similar to ours. furthermore, that article said we continued until july 4th. what? what activity is taking place right now? nothing other than working on contracts as far as i know. what the hell is this guy talking about?
     
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    This is what I was wondering too. Our OTA's were finished a week or two ago. Unless they are talking about conditioning programs, I'm not sure what activity they are referring to. :thinking:
     
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    As I recall they had a couple weeks of weight-training scheduled that started
    right after the OTAs, but even that would wrap up before the fourth-of-July weekend.
     
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    Maybe they've got a bowling league or something? idonno:

    Good points, though. I was wondering the same thing while reading that part of the article.
     
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    i remember thinking the same, i thought we were just working harder that playoff push
     
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    oh man....
    Isn't there a Constitutional edict against cruel and inhumane punishments.
    :D
     
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    BTW, the basic premise of the original Si.com article is wrong. I can't believe I didn't notice it right away. The Texans have basically the normal NFL schedule. I contacted the Texans about this, and this was the response:

    So there you go. I'll be writing a followup.
     
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    thought so. i mean winston is doing field reporting at country music concerts... they are not "in the off season program". they are "in the off season".

    after the 4th i imagine some signings will start creeping in for our remaining 5. maybe one or two a week. does anyone know if any of them have the same agents as each other or as other Texans players?
     

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